Dixie, We’ve Come A Long Way Since Elementary School


Dear Dixie,

I have wanted to say hello for a long time and Barbara magically came up with your address. Skip and I are trying to make it through each day. He finds it very difficult to walk and I have broken bones from Osteoperosis. Oh well. Then I have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s and that is horrible.

But then again the magic of life still wins and we awake to a new day with new challenges. Gosh we are getting older and older. When we were all young, I never gave aging a thought.

I hope you are as well as can be and enjoying what you can. I used to paint and write blogs, but if I can get my hair up in a bun that does it.

Something interesting: They make dresses that are really pajamas and have a robe that looks like a jacket over the pajama dress. So there you have it. We can wear our P.J.s to dinner. Lovely huh?

I love you dear long time friend forever!

Sheila Levin Clapkin


17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. nancy cousins
    Oct 20, 2018 @ 14:33:51



  2. Bernard Kornbluh
    Oct 20, 2018 @ 16:17:17

    sheila: So sorry to hear of the multitude of health problems that You and Skip are experiencing. When young, I didn’t imagine or give a thought to my own aging, either. Nobody does. My own health is very good. I have slowed down mentally and physically but, without illness or injury. Very lucky! Give my regards to Skip: the friendship we never had due to geography.


  3. Dina
    Oct 20, 2018 @ 17:12:34

    “..the magic of life still wins and we awake to a new day with new challenges.” Good stuff Sheila C. Thank you❤️


  4. Mona Gustafson Affinito
    Oct 20, 2018 @ 18:10:17

    I think this is wonderful, but I don’t like your diagnosis. Darn!


  5. Nuala Ryan
    Oct 20, 2018 @ 20:33:13

    Soothing to read you, dear Sheila.
    Your wit tickles ever so gently, friend.
    Love to self and Skip.


  6. Jacqueline morris
    Oct 21, 2018 @ 07:12:37

    I am sorry that you are facing so many challenges. But I know that with your fortitude and love for each other, you will make the most of every day. Albert, too, finds walking difficult and that certainly cramps our style. Like you, we do the best we can.
    Sending love and caring thoughts to you both.


  7. diane
    Oct 21, 2018 @ 14:00:25

    It is hard that you and Skip are facing so many difficulties. I miss you, and Jim and I miss Skip. This is a beautiful note. Much love ……..Diane


  8. tom iaccino
    Oct 21, 2018 @ 14:17:44

    Sheila…have longed for your posts!!! thanks


  9. Sheryl
    Nov 10, 2018 @ 18:27:14

    I always enjoy your posts. You are facing so many challenges, yet still have a sense of humor. My thoughts are with you and Skip.


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